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Outline of a hand placing a rose down in front of a single candle.

In Memoriam | January 2024

Stewart B. Ira | BSBA ’56 | 1931-2023 | Ira, of Femandina Beach, Florida, passed on December 30. He served overseas in the United States Army after graduating from the University of Florida. When he returned to Florida, he made

Outline of a hand placing a rose down in front of a single candle.

In Memoriam | February 2023

Sigmund Levine | BSBA ’49 | 1925-2023 | Levine, of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, passed on January 28. Although Levine was born in Florida, he grew up in Israel and lived in many other places around the world, including Egypt

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Charles L. “Chuck” Ruffner | December 2021

Ruffner (BSBA ’54, JD ’64) is a tax attorney specializing in tax controversies with his own private practice. After one year with a CPA firm, Ruffner went to night law school and later became a trial attorney in the Department

Gator Ubiquity Statue

James Leverentz (BSBA ’65) | June 2021

Leverentz (BSBA 1965) is retired from two positions, one as a contracts manager with Marvin Test Solutions and the second as an instructor at the University of California – Irvine.  Leverentz has over 20 years of experience in contract management and

Thomas Olmstead with his coffee can collection

Thomas Olmsted (BAA ’65, MBA ’71) | January 2021

Olmsted (BAA 1965, MBA 1971) retired from the accounting industry after 25 years of working at a Gainesville firm. He is an avid collector, with over 100 collections in his possession.  Read more about Olmsted and his collections, from coffee

Henry “Skip” Heydt (BSBA ’65) | October 2015

Skip (BSBA 1965) recently retired after serving as President and Owner of HEH Associates, a marketing consulting firm in Wilton, Conn., he founded in 1979. Skip, who served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Independence and in the U.S.

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